Charcoal is being used in beauty products everywhere right now. Charcoal in its natural form is a lightweight black carbon residue produced by removing water and other volatile components from animal and plant materials. In beauty, activated charcoal is amazing for drawing out toxins and removing impurities, which is something we are all looking to do! It’s typically used on the face, but also to naturally whiten teeth by removing surface stains.
Charcoal can also absorb oil from the skin and scalp. Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. It’s being used in a numerous amount of beauty products right now from cleansers and masks to body washes and oils. Here are a few charcoal beauty products we’re loving right now.
Glamglow has a great Liquid Charcoal Clarifying Oil. It clarifies the complexion and protects skin from pollution with antioxidants while it nourishes.
There are so many charcoal masks to choose from! But one that a lot of people on Instagram talking about is the charcoal mask from Beauty Counter. Their charcoal mask detoxifies and cleanses the skin all while being free from harmful chemicals.
When it comes to cleansers with activated charcoal, there is a very awesome men’s grooming line called Rascal Man that has an amazing Face Cleanser with activated charcoal. It pulls out dirt and reduces the appearance of pores. People love it because it has orange peel oil in it which helps tone and even out the skin’s appearance. It is safe to use every day. It has Rascal Man’s signature sandalwood scent. It is cruelty-free so never tested on animals. It is also paraben-free and natural based, with no artificial colors or fragrance.
Although Rascal Man is technically a men’s grooming line, do not be afraid to use this product ladies! The activated charcoal removes all impurities from skin, leaving it so clean! It is super lightweight and gentle and smells great! Not only does it remove dirt but is also great at removing makeup too! If you’d like to try this awesome cleanser, make sure to get the October Hello Salon Pro Box, because it is a featured product!
Charcoal is not just a great ingredient for your face, it is also great for your whole body! If you are prone to breakouts on your body, try a charcoal body wash! It will detox you head to toe, pulling out all the impurities in your skin, minimizing those breakouts on your body.